From landscaped estates to colourful grounds blooming with rare and exotic plants, Perthshire is blessed with rich, fertile soil and a warm climate thanks to which the region boasts some of Scotland’s most spectacular gardens.
Deep in the Perthshire's countryside, near Aberfeldy, lies Cluny House Gardens. This enchanting woodland teems with fascinating trees, plants and wildlife and is a great place for a family day out. Look out for woodpeckers, jays and red squirrels as you follow trails and paths, and don’t miss Britain’s widest conifer measuring 11 metres.
Admire a mile of beech-lined avenue as you stroll along one of Scotland’s most important formal gardens, Drummond Gardens in Crieff, or why not combine a leisurely walk with history and head to Scone Palace? This crowning place of Scottish kings is surrounded by beautiful gardens and peaceful woodlands which are perfect for a gentle stroll or even a picnic.
Take some time out to discover the Branklyn Garden, a floral oasis within walking distance of the city of Perth, and explore its extensive collection of rare and unusual plants from China, Tibet and Bhutan, including Himalayan poppies.
Follow in the footsteps of famous Scottish plant hunters as you meander through the exotic Explorers’ Garden in Pitlochry. Helping to tell the enthralling stories behind the men who risked life and limb to bring interesting plants back to Scotland, take in views of South Africa before trekking through the North American glade.
Visit Perthshire and find the plethora of parks gardens to roam, each bursting with colour and interest all year round.